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The patent-pending SteadyPrint technology monitors and reduces bounce in real time

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of Barry-Wehmiller, is pleased to announce the launch of SteadyPrint, a new anti-bounce feature that is now part of the Fusion series of flexographic presses. SteadyPrint helps to mitigate the challenges of bounce and further enhance the Fusion’s ability to produce high-quality output through a wide speed range.

2018 06 27 092427“Printers have historically faced challenges with printing certain bounce-causing attributes of brand images,” shared Dave Wall, PCMC’s Printing, Coating and Laminating Value Stream Leader. “Through a complete review of mechanical and controls design, the team has developed a design package that will help to mitigate those challenges.”

SteadyPrint enhances the design of mechanical elements to minimize the effects of forces experienced during printing. The technology monitors and reduces bounce in real time, reduces press vibration and noise, and allows printing through speed ranges without changing impression.

“PCMC always takes the time to listen to and learn from the industry and our customers,” said Rodney Pennings, PCMC’s Printing, Coating and Laminating Sales Director. “This new technology is something that our customers were telling us was a need. We’re excited to be able to offer this addition to our presses.”

SteadyPrint will be a standard feature on all Fusion presses moving forward. Customers can view this technology in person during Impact, an event hosted by PCMC at its Green Bay headquarters on August 22, 2018.

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    ABOUT PAPER CONVERTING MACHINE COMPANY (PCMC)

    Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) specializes in the design and manufacture of high-performance converting machinery for the tissue, nonwovens and package-printing industries worldwide. Our comprehensive product offerings include rewinding, laminating, printing, embossing, perforating and packaging equipment for tissue and towels; folding and converting machines; and a complete range of flexographic printing presses and laser anilox cleaners, serving the flexible-packaging, prime-label and carton-converting industries. For more about PCMC, which is part of Barry-Wehmiller, go to pcmc.com

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Customers now can streamline anilox and gravure roll care by bundling cleaning and analysis technology

2018 01 26 075003Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC)—a division of Barry-Wehmiller and a leading supplier of high-performance converting machinery for the tissue, nonwovens and package-printing industries worldwide—is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with MicroDynamics. The two industry-leading companies are teaming up to provide customers with the option to include MicroDynamics’ 3DQC RollScope as part of a bundled package with PCMC’s Meridian laser anilox cleaner.

The Meridian uses a powerful laser to clean anilox cells without damaging them, resulting in a superior clean, improved print quality, reduced waste and a longer life for anilox rolls.

The 3DQC also reduces waste and downtime, making this bundled package an attractive option for customers. By quickly scanning the surface of anilox and gravure rolls, the 3DQC provides the measurement of cell volume that achieves repeatable results better than plus or minus 1 percent. Featuring microscope control, data collection and a visualization database, the 3DQC’s MicroScan software monitors the volume as the roll wears and reviews the measurement history, enabling customers to precisely track every roll.

“I’m very excited that we’re able to team up with the industry leader of analysis technology,” said Rodney Pennings, Printing, Coating and Laminating Sales Director for PCMC. “We’re thrilled to offer our customers this state-of-the-art tool that will help instill quality control in their tooling inventory, as well as enhance their repeatability. We are looking forward to this collaboration and creating additional value for customers.”

“This opportunity to partner with PCMC is ideal for MicroDynamics, as we promote quality across the printing industry,” said Brent Zurcher, Product Engineer at MicroDynamics. “Being able to pair our technologies means offering streamlined and cost-effective process control for customers.”

ABOUT PAPER CONVERTING MACHINE COMPANY (PCMC)

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) specializes in the design and manufacture of high-performance converting machinery for the tissue, nonwovens and package-printing industries worldwide. Our comprehensive product offerings include rewinding, laminating, printing, embossing, perforating and packaging equipment for tissue and towels; folding and converting machines; and a complete range of flexographic printing presses and laser anilox cleaners, serving the flexible-packaging, prime-label and carton-converting industries. For more about PCMC, which is part of Barry-Wehmiller, go to pcmc.com

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Wall brings in-depth knowledge and years of experience serving customers to his new role

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC)—a division of Barry-Wehmiller and a leading supplier of high-performance converting machinery for the tissue, nonwovens and package-printing industries worldwide—is pleased to announce that Dave Wall has accepted the position of Printing, Coating and Laminating Value Stream Leader.

2017 10 04 065704In this role, he will provide overall leadership for PCMC’s printing, coating and laminating (PCL) value stream, focusing on everything from sales support and project management, to acceptance of equipment in customers’ facilities.

“Dave has a proven track record of successfully aligning internal operations to exceed customer expectations and enhance their trust,” said Bart Hardy, PCMC’s Vice President of Major Machinery. “His leadership skills and knowledge of the PCL product line make him an asset to the value stream.”

Wall has been part of PCMC’s PCL value stream for 25 years. He started as an Electrical Engineering Co-op in 1992 while attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and worked as an Electrical Engineer for 12 years. Wall was an integral part of PCMC’s first gearless press developments, and has continued to accept increasing levels of responsibility. For the past 13 years, he has been an Engineering Leader in the PCL group.

Wall will operate from PCMC’s headquarters in Green Bay.

ABOUT PAPER CONVERTING MACHINE COMPANY (PCMC)

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) specializes in the design and manufacture of high-performance converting machinery for the tissue, nonwovens and package-printing industries worldwide. Our comprehensive product offerings include rewinding, laminating, printing, embossing, perforating and packaging equipment for tissue and towels; folding and converting machines; and a complete range of flexographic printing presses, serving the flexible-packaging, prime-label and carton-converting industries. For more about PCMC, which is part of Barry-Wehmiller, go to pcmc.com

ABOUT BARRY-WEHMILLER

Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper-converting industries. By blending people-centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-Wehmiller has become a $2.8 billion organization with more than 11,000 team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world. CEO Bob Chapman shares the story of the company’s transformation in his new book, Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family. To learn more, go to barrywehmiller.com

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The versatile Fusion C now will be available in 42- and 52-inch web widths

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of Barry-Wehmiller and a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of inline and CI presses, has announced that it will begin to offer its innovative Fusion C press in a new 52-inch web width.

The Fusion C was unveiled at an open house at PCMC in August of 2016, and has only been offered in a 42-inch width up until this point.

2017 09 21 090211PCMC's Fusion C is now available in two widths, both offering customers efficiency and accessibility

“We listened to our customers, and they told us they had a real need for a wider web width in our Fusion C press,” said Rodney Pennings, PCMC’s Printing, Coating and Laminating Sales Director. “Being able to offer a new size of the Fusion C will be a tremendous tool for our customers, and we’re excited that we can accommodate their changing needs.”

The Fusion C is a unique offering in the market because of its accessibility and ease of use. It is loaded with fast make-ready and waste-saving features, and has a smaller footprint and fewer parts—saving customers both space and cost.

ABOUT PAPER CONVERTING MACHINE COMPANY (PCMC)

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) specializes in the design and manufacture of high-performance converting machinery for the tissue, nonwovens and package-printing industries worldwide. Our comprehensive product offerings include rewinding, laminating, printing, embossing, perforating and packaging equipment for tissue and towels; folding and converting machines; and a complete range of flexographic printing presses, serving the flexible-packaging, prime-label and carton-converting industries. For more about PCMC, which is part of Barry-Wehmiller, go to pcmc.com.

ABOUT BARRY-WEHMILLER

Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper-converting industries. By blending people-centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-Wehmiller has become a $2.8 billion organization with more than 11,000 team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world. CEO Bob Chapman shares the story of the company’s transformation in his new book, Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family. To learn more, go to barrywehmiller.com.

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Schubring’s sales support and project management expertise will add value for customers

2017 07 25 092611Steve Schubring has joined Paper Converting Machine Company as the Value Stream Leader of tissue packagingPaper Converting Machine Company (PCMC)—a division of Barry-Wehmiller and a leading supplier of high-performance converting machinery for the tissue, nonwovens and package-printing industries worldwide—is pleased to announce that Steve Schubring has joined the organization as the Value Stream Leader of tissue packaging.

In this role, he will provide overall leadership for the tissue packaging value stream, focusing on everything from sales support and project management, to acceptance of equipment in customers’ facilities.

“Steve’s diverse background uniquely positions him to lead our packaging group as it continues to thrive in the marketplace,” said Bart Hardy, PCMC’s Vice President of Major Machinery. “His proven track record of successfully aligning internal operations to exceed customer expectations and enhance their trust will help expand our tissue packaging footprint globally.”

Schubring comes to PCMC from AECOM, a Fortune 500 global engineering firm, where he most recently served as an operations manager. In addition to his master’s in geology from Indiana State University, he also holds a Master of Business Administration from St. Norbert College.

Schubring will operate from PCMC’s headquarters in Green Bay.

ABOUT PAPER CONVERTING MACHINE COMPANY (PCMC)
Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) specializes in the design and manufacture of high-performance converting machinery for the tissue, nonwovens and package-printing industries worldwide. Our comprehensive product offerings include rewinding, laminating, printing, embossing, perforating and packaging equipment for tissue and towels; folding and converting machines; and a complete range of flexographic printing presses, serving the flexible-packaging, prime-label and carton-converting industries. For more about PCMC, which is part of Barry-Wehmiller, go to www.pcmc.com

ABOUT BARRY-WEHMILLER
Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper-converting industries. By blending people-centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-Wehmiller has become a $2.5 billion organization with more than 11,000 team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world. CEO Bob Chapman shares the story of the company’s transformation in his new book, Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family. To learn more, go to www.barrywehmiller.com

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Santi primarily will focus on serving independent tissue converters

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC)—a division of Barry-Wehmiller and a leading supplier of high-performance converting machinery for the global tissue, nonwovens and package-printing industries—is pleased to announce that Gino Santi has joined the company’s North American-based team from PCMC Italia, its operations in Lucca, Italy.

2017 06 21 100353In his new role as Global Sales Executive, Santi will serve PCMC’s tissue customers throughout North America, primarily focusing on independent tissue converters. As these customers continue to battle the ever-growing complexities of competing globally, Santi’s years of international experience will offer them an all-inclusive view of the industry and provide them with the unique solutions necessary to stand out in the market today.

Santi joined PCMC Italia in 2010, and as a sales executive, he focused on the business development of the Middle and Far East tissue market.

“Gino’s enthusiasm and passion for PCMC, customer service and the tissue industry as a whole will bring a new dimension to how we serve our customers,” said Jason Hilsberg, Sales Director of Tissue Converting for PCMC. “With his significant international experience, Gino will further connect our Italian- and North American-based teams, allowing us to provide truly unique global solutions.”

ABOUT PAPER CONVERTING MACHINE COMPANY (PCMC)

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) specializes in the design and manufacture of high-performance converting machinery for the tissue, nonwovens and package-printing industries worldwide. Our comprehensive product offerings include rewinding, laminating, printing, embossing, perforating and packaging equipment for tissue and towels; folding and converting machines; and a complete range of flexographic printing presses, serving the flexible-packaging, prime-label and carton-converting industries. For more about PCMC, which is part of Barry-Wehmiller, go to pcmc.com.

ABOUT BARRY-WEHMILLER

Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper-converting industries. By blending people-centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-Wehmiller has become a $2.5 billion organization with more than 11,000 team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world. CEO Bob Chapman shares the story of the company’s transformation in his new book, Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family. To learn more, go to barrywehmiller.com.

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This new tissue embosser-laminator will offer customers flexibility and safety in a small footprint

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), a division of Barry-Wehmiller, has announced that registration is now open for Let’s Roll 2017, a one-day show that will feature the unveiling of the new Omnia tissue embosser-laminator, along with a live demonstration. The event will take place on June 13, 2017, at PCMC’s Cormier location in Green Bay.

2017 03 31 104015The Omnia, which in Latin means “all, everything,” marks a new era for PCMC in the embossing and laminating market. This full-featured machine will deliver safety, flexibility, fast changeovers and productivity for customers, all in a compact footprint. Other highlights include an open design for accessibility and ergonomics, the elimination of hydraulics, modularity for easy upgrades and automatic roll changes.

At Let’s Roll 2017, the Omnia will be showcased with PCMC’s Forte Genius line, making it possible for attendees to see all the latest packaging equipment from PCMC. In addition, Northern Engraving’s state-of-the-art Forte Pilot line will be showcased, running NTT base sheet from Valmet and producing laminated tissue rolls.

“We’re thrilled that our customers have the opportunity to view our first Omnia,” said Jason Hilsberg, Tissue Sales Director at PCMC. “The fact that we are able to showcase a variety of our equipment for our customers at one time is very exciting.”

To learn more about Let’s Roll 2017 and to register, please visit pcmcletsroll.com. This event is made possible in part thanks to the following sponsors:

  • American Roller Company
  • Clarke Roller & Rubber Ltd.
  • Convermat Corporation
  • Goldenrod Corporation
  • Henkel
  • InterFlex
  • Pamarco
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Sonoco

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The Omnia will offer customers flexibility and safety in a small footprint

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of the Barry-Wehmiller family and a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of tissue converting and packaging equipment, have just announced it will unveil the Omnia, a new tissue embosser-laminator, this summer.

2017 03 31 104015The Omnia, which in Latin means “all, everything,” marks a new era for PCMC in the embossing and laminating market. This full-featured machine will deliver safety, flexibility, fast changeovers and productivity for customers, all in a compact footprint. Other highlights include an open design for accessibility and ergonomics, the elimination of hydraulics, modularity for easy upgrades and automatic roll changes.

“The Omnia proves that customers really can have it all in their embosser-laminator,” said Jason Hilsberg, Tissue Sales Director at PCMC. “Fueled by the desire for more simplicity and safety, our design meets those needs on all levels. The accessibility of the rolls from one location makes roll changes and maintenance easier and safer, and the Omnia takes up 25 percent less floor space than our previous designs. Despite its smaller size, it still delivers all the features our customers need to compete in the marketplace today without sacrificing quality.”

The first Omnia is currently in production, and will be available for demonstration in June 2017.

ABOUT PAPER CONVERTING MACHINE COMPANY (PCMC)

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) specializes in the design and manufacture of high-performance converting machinery for the tissue, nonwovens, package-printing and envelope-manufacturing industries worldwide. Our comprehensive product offerings include rewinding, laminating, printing, embossing, perforating and packaging equipment for tissue and towels; folding and converting machines; and a complete range of flexographic printing presses, serving the flexible-packaging, prime-label and carton-converting industries. For more about PCMC, which is part of Barry-Wehmiller, go to pcmc.com.

ABOUT BARRY-WEHMILLER

Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper-converting industries. By blending people-centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-Wehmiller has become a $2.5 billion organization with more than 11,000 team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world. CEO Bob Chapman shares the story of the company’s transformation in his new book, Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family. To learn more, go to barrywehmiller.com.

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Thursday, 06 October 2016 09:58

All aboard! Next stop: the future!

PCMC (Paper Converting Machine Company Italia S.p.A.), international leader in the design and manufacture of paper converting machines headquartered in Diecimo (Lucca) and part of the US multinational Barry-Wehmiller, is inaugurating its new facilities in Fornaci di Barga.

The business activities of a company with a history that began back in 1919, when PCMC - today strong of a turnover that exceeds 50 million euro - culminates today in this new production site, symbol of innovation and of the company’s potential for growth in the future. The premises will allow check-outs of 4 converting lines simultaneously, for a production capacity of 36 lines per year, together with a space for the administration, production and sales departments. And the official inauguration of the new plant is scheduled for Wednesday, October 12th with a very special event that merges the tradition of the the past with the technology of the future. An event dedicated to the about 1000 people working in the company and their families, customers, guests coming from the world over, with a special focus on the young generations part of the PCMC family. Almost 100 years of history keeping not profits, not the product, but people and their talents at the center of everything.

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Spurred by the corporate motto “People Care Moves our Company”, the event is centered on the talents protagonists of PCMC’s development throughout the years.

Together with the ribbon cutting ceremony, another inauguration will take place: the street dedicated to William Austin Chapman, founder of Barry-Wehmiller, which will bear his name.

And to celebrate the event and mark the company’s roots in tradition, participants will be taken to Fornaci di Barga on a steam train! A time machine that, like the history of PCMC, goes back a long way and is headed straight into the future.

About PCMC
Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) has been specializing for over 90 years in the design and manufacture of converting machinery for the tissue, nonwovens and flexographic printing industries. Its tissue converting product line includes laminating, printing, embossing, perforating and packaging equipment to produce multi-ply bathroom tissue and household towels, table napkins, and away-from-home rolled products. The nonwovens converting line produces a variety of consumer products, including wet wipe disposable cloths.

In addition, the company is a major manufacturer of multi-substrate flexographic presses, providing numerous printing options for the flexible packaging industry. The offer includes also machine rebuild and upgrade packages to improve the performance of existing equipment. PCMC is headquartered in Green Bay, Wi (USA), while its operations for Europe, Asia and Latin America are coordinated by PCMC Italia Spa, which is headquartered in Lucca, Tuscany - the veritable heart of the global Tissue business. PCMC is part of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc., based in St. Louis (Missouri), a world-leading supplier of packaging, corrugating, and paper converting technology, as well as engineering consulting services across a broad spectrum of industries, employing more than five thousand associates around the globe.

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